A new report released by the state Government reviews skills, training, workforce development and the TAFE system in WA post-COVID19. The McGowan Government has committed to advancing all of the recommendations arising from the Review of Skills, Training and Workforce Development, with many already in place. The 41 observations and recommendations focus on preparing the workforce for the digital world, furthering new technologies and creating new futures for displaced workers. It also recommends the building of training capacity in regional Western Australia and ensuring disadvantaged people are supported in their transition to training and the workforce. The review - which the McGowan Government commissioned in May this year - aims to ensure the WA training system can rapidly respond and prepare Western Australians to get back to work following the impacts of COVID-19. FutureNow worked with the review committee and Western Australian ICT industry stakeholders to provide industry advice that partially informs the report's recommendations.
Also announced today was a record investment in TAFE infrastructure, with $229.2m directed to modernising projects for TAFE campuses across the state.
Read the full Review media statement
Read the full Infrastructure media statement